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Monday, January 03, 2005

My Day 

It's looking like a very light week for comics this week. Which is odd, because traditionally the week between Christmas and New Years is the light week, and traditionally a skip week. Yet we had easily twice as many books come in last week as are scheduled for this week.

I mention this only because this might be the first week in over a month in which I don't have more books arriving than I have spaces on our comics racks...




It's vaguely distressing to realize that after all this time, slapping a picture of Boba Fett on the cover of a Star Wars comic can still cause a jump in sales.




Naming your child after your favorite super-hero, and then decorating your child's room with pictures and toys of that super-hero, is a very cruel thing to do to a kid. It's not going to mean anything to the kid, and once they're old enough to understand what you did, they're only going to resent you for it.




I'm going to go out on a limb here and predict that the sales on this upcoming Buckaroo Banzai comic are going to follow the same sales pattern as Snake Plisken Chronicles, Ghostbusters: Legion and Army of Darkness: Ashes 2 Ashes; sales on the first issue will be really good, the second issue will do okay but will still have a significant drop in readership, and sales on subsequent issues will plummet faster than a lead weight dropped from a great height. Into a pit. Until at last only the most die-hard fans of the property will still be buying it.

(And why do I suspect someone, somewhere is going to take that statement as a disparagement of either the property, Moonstone, or the creators of the comic?)




Speaking of unexpected revivals, apparently Red Sonja is coming back to comics. Again. And it's going to be a barbarian fantasy series. Again. So, basically, Roy Thomas and Frank Thorne killed any chance of me ever seeing a faithful adaptation of Howard's one Sonya story, in which she is a 16th century Russian gunfighter fighting the Ottoman Turks...

(I'm sorry, it's a pet peeve of mine...I also really hate when people have Conan and Soloman Kane team up, despite the fact that Kane would gun Conan down the first time he blasphemously praised Crom...)




A conversation Mike and I had the other day:

Mike: Dorian, where did you put our Worldwatch back-issues?

Me: I didn't.

Mike: What?

Me: We've sold out of each issue.

Mike: We WHAT?

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